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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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New IT Rules 'most draconian' in recent times, 'chilling effect' on free speech, HC told

August 10, 2021 11:02 am

HC refuses immediate interim relief, awaits SC decision.

Supporting free speech, but not criticism of government

June 25, 2021 9:11 pm

In today’s India, civil society and citizens must realise that if tide against cracking down on free speech is to be turned, developing support for free speech is important

Supreme Court: Sedition law needs relook, especially for media

June 01, 2021 7:10 am

The Supreme Court Monday said it is of the view that section 124A of the IPC, which deals with the offence, will need interpretation — especially on its application with regard to freedom of the press.

States must stop clamping down on free speech in name of fake news

February 09, 2021 8:59 am

“Minimum government, maximum governance” has unfortunately translated into minimum government transparency and maximum public penalisation.

Let there be noise

December 03, 2020 6:45 pm

Bombay High Court is right. Those in public office must learn to take criticism, however unpalatable, on the chin.

Unease in CPM over ordinance, BJP and Congress call it bid to gag free speech

November 23, 2020 11:18 am

CPI general secretary D Raja told The Indian Express said his party was opposed to governments taking the ordinance route on such matters.

For publishing houses, it’s about catering to captive audiences, managing bottomlines

September 03, 2020 8:46 am

Public discourse around a book should not determine editorial lines, especially if it is backed by a robust mechanism of data verification.

Publish And Perish

June 29, 2019 7:20 pm

Targeting of a Kerala publishing house expands the ambit of censorship

US envoy Richard Verma repeats: Free speech a key tenet

February 24, 2016 3:36 am

In response to a question on the JNU row, he said, “It should be left to the government and students to decide (on the free speech debate).”

Pornography may soon be history in Europe

March 08, 2013 3:09 pm

Printed pornography and strip clubs are already banned in Iceland.


Highlights: Justice Ranjan Gogoi’s speech at the Ramnath Goenka memorial lecture

June 22, 2020 6:22 pm

Justice Ranjan Gogoi spoke at length about the state of the Indian judiciary at the third Ramnath Goenka memorial lecture - The Vision of Justice. Among other things, he said there is a need for independent journalists and "sometimes, noisy judges".